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Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Table 1.  Fishery production drop in the third quarter of 2018
Fishery production in the third quarter of 2018 in Camiguin province posted a decline by 4.41 percent compared to same quarter last year of 2017.   Commercial fishery sub-sector contributed the reduction of fish catch by 37.48 percent and municipal fishery sector specifically marine municipal by 1.32 percent, respectively. See table 1
Figure 1 shows Municipal fishery sub-sector get the biggest chunk, composing marine municipal and inland municipal, in total fishery in terms of production with a 90 percent share followed by the commercial fishery sector at 8 percent and the aquaculture sector at 2 percent, respectively. 
Figure 2.  Commercial fishery sector shows a reduction in production in terms of value in Q3 of 2018
The commercial fishery sector shows a reduction of almost 18 percent change in the value of production (‘000P) with the current quarter value posted at 7,220.17 against same quarter last year of 2017 valued at 8,779.00 (see figure 2).  Attributed to the decrease is the lesser catch of some species like roundscad (galunggong) and other fish species this reporting quarter of 2018.
Figure 3. Declining fish catch during the Q3 2018
Camiguin shows a decline in production for the marine municipal sub-sector comparing the same quarter last year of 2017.  This was attributed by the reduction of fishing trips caused by prevailing weather disturbances due to the occurrence of southwest monsoon locally known as “habagat” and some visiting tropical storms this quarter which brings rough seas, strong sea current condition, strong winds and heavy rain which prompted small fisherfolks not to venture at sea.
Figure 4.  Dominant species contributed to the fish catch increased on marine municipal, Q3 2018 in Camiguin.
In figure 3, flying fish shared the biggest chunk in production as the top five out of the top 31 dominant species by which it contributed 250.6 metric tons, followed by halfbeak at 138.4 metric tons, yellow fin tuna by 58.08 metric tons, squid by 42.93 metric tons and skipjack by 40.56 metric tons, respectively. 
An increasing trend was registered in total production for municipal inland fishery sub-sector from .11 metric tons in same quarter last year to .12 metric tons in Q3 of 2018 due less occurrence of weather disturbances this quarter prompted more fishing efforts to inland fishermen provincewide. See figure 5
Figure 6. Upward trends for Aquaculture sub-sector during the 3rd Quarter of 2018
Aquaculture sub-sector in Camiguin display an upward movement in production as a result of tilapia and seaweeds dispersal program from BFAR, newly opened fish cages in Cantaan, Guinsiliban and newly opened oyster farm in Benoni, Mahinog, respectively, by which it has a percent change of almost 136 percent (see figure 5), biggest contributor to the increased in production for this sub-sector is the marine cage by 378 percent change from 0.40 to 1.90 metric tons, second is the freshwater fishpond by 148 percent change from 0.51 to 1.28 metric tons and lastly seaweeds with almost 68 percent change from 7.99 to 13.42 metric tons.
Table 2. Comparative tables on price for fishery and its sub-sector, Q3 2017 vs 2018
Average price per kilogram for all fishery increased by 25.04 percent from P77.00 in Q3 2017 to P96.28 in Q3 2018, almost all sub-sector were the main contributor for the increased caused by the higher demand from HRI’s for inland, influenced by higher price of basic commodities and less catch during the quarter.  Commercial fishery posted an average price per kilogram of P96.54 this quarter against P73.39 per kilogram in 2017.  Average price per kilogram for all municipal fishery sub-sector displayed a P97.78 compared to P78.11 per kilo same quarter last year due to lesser in catch and influenced by higher price of basic commodities by which marine municipal revealed a 25.19 percent change from P78.11 to P97.78 while inland municipal yielded a 22.11 percent change in average price from P185.55 to P226.58 due to higher demand from HRI’s.  Lastly, the aquaculture sub-sector posted almost 98 in percent change with an average price of P33.83 this quarter compared to P17.10 in 2017 increased in demand for tilapia and higher price offered for seaweeds. See table 2
 (Supervising Statistical Specialist)
For more inquiries, you may contact:
Philippine Statistics Authority
Camiguin Provincial Field Office
Burgos corner Gomez St., Poblacion
Mambajao, Camiguin 
Telefax: (088) 387-1019
Fishpond - refers to a land-based type of aquafarm; a body of water (artificial or natural) where fish and other aquatic products are cultured, raised of cultivated under controlled conditions.
Fish pen - refers to an artificial enclosure constructed within a body of water for culturing fish, fishery/aquatic resources made up of bamboo poles closely arranged in an enclosure with wooden material, screen or nylon netting to prevent escape of fish. 
Fish cage - refers to a stationary or floating fish enclosure made of synthetic net wire/bamboo screen or other materials set in the form of inverted mosquito net ("hapa" type) with or without cover with all sides either tied to poles staked to the water bottom or with anchored floats for aquaculture purposes. 
Hatchery - is an aquafarm where brood stock eggs are hatched and reared into fry in body of water (artificial or natural) contained in tanks or ponds under controlled condition in saltwater and freshwater environment. 
Rice Fish - refers to an integrated farming system involving raising of fish in rice paddies. 
Small water body (SFR) - includes reservoirs and lakes with an area of less than 10 m2, small ponds, canals, irrigation canals, swamps and small, seasonal, inland floodplains. They may be permanent or temporary and can be separated into natural waters or constructed ones. 
Oyster farm - is an aquafarm involved in the cultivation of oyster in shallow brackish or marine areas by any method for production purposes.
Mussel farm - is an aquafarm involved in the cultivation of mussel in shallow brackish or marine areas by any method for production purposes.
Seaweed farm - is an aquafarm involved in the cultivation of seaweed in suitable water areas by any methods with appropriate intensive care for production in commercial quantities. 


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